Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt

Quartäre Mikrofloren

Dr. Martina Stebich

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 Dr. Martina Stebich



  • Vegetationsdynamik und Klimavariabilität im Quartär
  • Biostratigraphie
  • Palynologische Hochauflösungsstudien an jahreszeitlich geschichteten Seesedimenten
  • Quantitative Klimarekonstruktionen
  • Blühverhalten und Pollenniederschlag rezenter Gehölze

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen (Auswahl):

Populärwissenschaftliche Beiträge


HÖFER, D., STEBICH, M. & KATZSCHMANN, L. (2019): Palynologische Untersuchungen zur Biostratigraphie und Paläoumwelt des Mittelpleistozäns in Thüringen. – In: 81. Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Norddeutscher Geologen, 11.-14. Juni 2019, Sangerhausen, Tagungsband und Exkursionsführer. – Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen von Thüringen, Beiheft 12: 33-35.

HERZSCHUH, U., CAO, X., LAEPPLE, T., DALLMEYER, A., TELFORD, R. J., NI, J., CHEN, F., KONG, Zh., LIU, G., LIU, K.-B., LIU, X., STEBICH, M., TANG, L., TIAN, F., WANG, Y., WISCHNEWSKI, J., XU, Q., YAN, Sh., YANG, Zh., YU, G., ZHANG, Y., ZHAO, Y. & ZHENG, Zh. (2019): Position and orientation of the westerly jet determined Holocene rainfall patterns in China. – Nature Communications 10: 2376 |

MIGRAM, J., STEBICH, M., SCHETTLER, G., HU, Y., RIOUAL, P., NOWACZYK, N., DULSKI, P., YOU, H., OPITZ, S., LIU, Q. & Liu, J. (2018): Millennial-scale East Asian monsoon variability of the last glacial deduced from annually laminated sediments from Lake Sihailongwan, N.E. China. – Quaternary Science Reviews 201: 57-76 |

ROHRMÜLLER, J., KÄMPF, H., GEIß, E., GROßMANN, J., GRUN, I., MINGRAM, J., MRLINA, J., PLESSEN, B., STEBICH, M., VERESS, C., WENDT, A. & NOWACZYK, N. (2018): Reconnaissance study of an inferred Quaternary maar structure in the western part of the Bohemian Massif near Neualbenreuth, NE-Bavaria (Germany). – International Journal of Earth Sciences 107 (4): 1381-1405 |

MISHRA, P. K., PRASAD, S., MARWAN, N., ANOOP, A., KRISHNAN, R., GAYE, B., BASAVAIAH, N., STEBICH, M., MENZEL, P. & RIEDEL, N. (2018): Contrasting pattern of hydrological changes during the past two millennia from central and northern India: Regional climate difference or anthropogenic impact? – Global and Planetary Change 161: 97-107 |

EROGLU, D., MARWAN, N., STEBICH, M. & KURTHS, J. (2018): Multiplex recurrence networks. – Physical Review E 97: 012312 |

UHL, D., KUNZMANN, L., HERTLER, C., KAHLKE, R.-D., KEILER, J.-A., KÖNIGSHOF, P., KULLMER, O., SCHAAL, S.F.K., SMITH, K.T., SOLÓRZANO KRAEMER, M.M., STEBICH, M., TIETZ, O., WILMSEN, M. (2018): Palaeontological collections of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung. – In: BECK, L. A., JOGER, U. (Eds.): Paleontological collections of Germany, Austria and Switzerland - The history of life of fossil organisms at museums and universities. – 209-240; Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York |

CAO X., TIAN, F., TELFORD, R. J., NI, J., XU, Q., CHEN, F. ,LIU, X., STEBICH, M., ZHAO, Y. & HERZSCHUH, U. (2017): Impacts of the spatial extent of pollen-climate calibration-set on the absolute values, range and trends of reconstructed Holocene precipitation. – Quaternary Science Reviews 178: 37-53 |

SCHWARZ, A., TURNER, F., LAUTERBACH, S., PLESSEN, B., KRAHN, K. J., GLODNIOK, S., MISCHKE, S., STEBICH, M., WITT, R., MINGRAM, J. & SCHWALB, A. (2017): Mid- to late Holocene climate-driven regime shifts inferred from diatom, ostracod and stable isotope records from Lake Son Kol (Central Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan). – Quaternary Science Reviews 177: 340-356 |

HU, Y.-Q., MINGRAM, J., STEBICH, M. & LI, J.-F. (2016): A key for the identification of conifer stomata from N.E. China based on fluorescence microscopy. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 233: 12-21 |

STEBICH, M., REHFELD, K., SCHLÜTZ, F., TARASOV, P. E., LIU, J. & MINGRAM, J. (2015): Corrigendum to “Holocene vegetation and climate dynamics of NE China based on the pollen record from Sihailongwan Maar Lake” [Quat. Sci. Rev. 124 (2015) 275e289]. – Quaternary Science Reviews 126: 278 |

STEBICH, M., REHFELD, K., SCHLÜTZ, F., TARASOV, P. E., LIU, J. & MINGRAM, J. (2015): Holocene vegetation and climate dynamics of NE China based on the pollen record from Sihailongwan Maar Lake. – Quaternary Science Reviews 124: 275-289 |

SARKAR, S., PRASAD, S., WILKES, H., RIEDEL, N., STEBICH, M., BASAVAIAH, N.& SACHSE, D. (2015): Monsoon source shifts during the drying mid-Holocene: Biomarker isotope based evidence from the core ‘monsoon zone’ (CMZ) of India. – Quaternary Science Reviews 123: 144-157 |

RIEDEL, N., STEBICH, M., ANOOP, A., BASAVAIAH, N., MENZEL, P., PRASAD, S., SACHSE, D., SARKAR, S. & WIESNER, M. (2015): Modern pollen vegetation relationships in a dry deciduous monsoon forest: A case study from Lonar Crater Lake, central India. – Quaternary International 371: 268-279 |

THEUERKAUF, M., BOS, J. A. A., JAHNS, S., JANKE, W., KUPARINEN, A., STEBICH, M. & JOOSTEN, H. (2014): Corylus expansion and persistent openness in the early Holocene vegetation of northern central Europe. – Quaternary Science Reviews 90: 183-198 |

LAUTERBACH, S., WITT, R., PLESSEN, B., DULSKI, P., PRASAD, S., MINGRAM, J., GLEIXNER, G., HETTLER-RIEDEL, S., STEBICH, M., SCHNETGER, B., SCHWALB, A. & SCHWARZ, A. (2014): Climatic imprint of the mid-latitude Westerlies in the Central Tian Shan of Kyrgyzstan and teleconnections to North Atlantic climate variability during the last 6000 years. – The Holocene 24 (8): 970-984 |

PRASAD, S., ANOOP, A., RIEDEL, N., SARKAR, S., MENZEL, P., BASAVAIAH, N., KRISHNAN, R., FULLER, D., PLESSEN, B., GAYE, B., RÖHL, U., WILKES, H., SACHSE, D., SAWANT, R., WIESNER, M. G. & STEBICH, M. (2014): Prolonged monsoon droughts and links to Indo-Pacific warm pool: A Holocene record from Lonar Lake, central India. – Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391: 171-182 |

MENZEL, PH., GAYE, B., MISHRA, P. K., ANOOP, A., BASAVAIAH, N., MARWAN, N., PLESSEN, B., PRASAD, S., RIEDEL, N., STEBICH, M. & WIESNER, M. G. (2014): Linking Holocene drying trends from Lonar Lake in monsoonal central India to North Atlantic cooling events. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 410: 164-178 |

SARKAR, S., WILKES, H., PRASAD, S., BRAUER, A., RIEDEL, N., STEBICH, M., BASAVAIAH, N. & SACHSE, D. (2014): Spatial heterogeneity in lipid biomarker distributions in the catchment and sediments of a crater lake in central India. – Organic Geochemistry 66: 125-136 |

MAUL, L. C., STEBICH, M., FRENZEL, P., HAMBACH, U., HENKEL, T., KATZSCHMANN, L., KIENAST, F., MENG, S., PENKMAN, K., ROLF, C., THOMAS, M. & KAHLKE, R.-D. (2013): Age and palaeoenvironment of the enigmatic Arternian Interglacial - evidence from the Muschelton at Voigtstedt/Hackelsberg (Thuringia, Central Germany). – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386: 68-85 |

MENZEL PH., GAYE, B., WIESNER, M. G., PRASAD, S., STEBICH, M., DAS, B. K., ANOOP, A., RIEDEL, N. & BASAVAIAH, N. (2013): Influence of bottom water anoxia on nitrogen isotopic ratios and amino acid contributions of recent sediments from small eutrophic Lonar Lake, central India. – Limnology and  Oceanography  58 (3): 1061-1074 |

STEBICH, M., MINGRAM, J., MOSCHEN, R., THIELE, A. & SCHRÖDER, C. (2011): Comments on "Anti-phase oscillation of Asian monsoons during the Younger Dryas period: Evidence from peat cellulose ?13C of Hani, Northeast China" by B. Hong, Y.T. Hong, Q.H. Lin, Yasuyuki Shibata, Masao Uchida, Y.X. Zhu, X.T. Leng, Y. Wang and C.C. Cai [Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 297 (2010) 214-222]. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 310 (3/4): 464-470 |

KLEINEN, T., TARASOV, P., BROVKIN, V., ANDREEV, A. & STEBICH, M. (2011): Comparison of modeled and reconstructed changes in forest cover through the past 8000 years: Eurasian perspective. – The Holocene 21 (5): 723-734 |

MRLINA, J., KÄMPF, H., KRONER, C., MINGRAM, J., STEBICH, M., BRAUER, A., GEISSLER, W. H., KALLMEYER, J., MATTHES, H. & SEIDL, M. (2009): First Quaternary maar structure of the Bohemian Massif, Central Europe – findings of combined geophysical and geological surveys. – Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 182 (1/2): 97-112 |

STEBICH, M., MINGRAM, J., HAN, J. & LIU, J. (2009): Late Pleistocene spread of (cool-)temperate forests in Northeast China and climate changes synchronous with the North Atlantic region. – Global and Planetary Change 65 (1/2): 56-70 |

PARPLIES, J., LÜCKE, A., VOS, H., MINGRAM, J., STEBICH, M., RADTKE, U., HAN, J. & SCHLESER, G. H. (2008): Late glacial environment and climate development in northeastern China derived from geochemical and isotopic investigations of the varved sediment record from Lake Sihailongwan (Jilin Province). – Journal of Paleolimnology 40 (1): 471-487 |

STEBICH, M., ARLT, J. & MINGRAM, J. (2007): Late Quaternary vegetation history of Northeast China – Recent progress in the palynological investigations of Sihailongwan maar lake. – Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 259: 181-190; Stuttgart.

SCHETTLER, G., SCHWAB, M. J. & STEBICH, M. (2007): A 700-year record of climate change based on geochemical and palynological data from varved sediments (Lac Pavin, France). – Chemical Geology 240: 11-35 |

SCHETTLER G., LIU, Q., MINGRAM, J., STEBICH M. & DULSKI, P. (2006): East-Asian monsoon variability between 15 000 and 2 000 cal. yr BP recorded in varved sediments of Lake Sihailongwan (northeastern China, Long Gang volcanic field). – The Holocene 16 (8): 143-157 |

STEBICH, M., BRÜCHMANN, C., KULBE, T. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (2005): Vegetation history, human impact and climate change during the last 700 years recorded in annually laminated Sediments of Lac Pavin, France. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 133 (1/2): 115-133 |

STEBICH, M., BRÜCHMANN, C. & MINGRAM, J. (2004): Late Quaternary Vegetation history of north-eastem China - preliminary results of palaeobotanical studies from annually laminated maar lake sediments. - In: MAUL, L. C., & KAHLKE, R.-D. (Eds) (2004): Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations. Conference Volume. 18th International Senckenberg Conference. VI International Palaeontological Colloquium in Weimar. Weimar (Germany), 25th - 30th April, 2004. – Terra Nostra 2004 (2): 239-241; Berlin.

STEBICH, M. & SCHNEIDER, H. (2002): Bedeutende Fossilvorkommen des Quartärs in Thüringen. Teil 1: Mikro- und Makrofloren. - In: KAHLKE, R.-D. & WUNDERLICH, J. (Hrsg.): Tertiär und Quartär in Thüringen. – Beiträge zur Geologie von Thüringen, N. F. 9: 119-144.

ACKSEL, D., SCHWAB, M.J., STEBICH, M., BRÜCHMANN, C. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (2002): Erstes vollständiges See-Sedimentprofil aus dem Lac Pavin - Chronologische und paläoklimatische Informationen. – Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 21: 59.

BRÜCHMANN, C., KULBE, T., STEBICH, M. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (2002): Sedimentologische und mikrostratigraphische Untersuchungen der Laminae des Maarsees Lac Pavin, Auvergne/Frankreich. – Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 21: 87.

KAHLKE, R.-D., MAUL, L. C., MEYRICK, R. A., STEBICH, M. & GRASSELT, T. (2002): The Quaternary from the late Middle to Upper Pleistocene site of Weimar-Ehringsdorf. - In: MEYRICK, R.A. & SCHREVE, D.C. (Eds): The Quaternary of Central Germany (Thuringia and surroundings). Field Guide. – 163-178; Quaternary Research Association, London.

STEBICH, M. (2002): Armleuchteralgen - filigrane Gesteinsbildner in Karstgewässern. – Natur und Museum 132 (6): 220-221.

STEBICH, M. & SCHNEIDER, H. (2002): The Quaternary micro- and macro floras of Thuringia (Central Germany). - In: MEYRICK, R. A. & SCHREVE, D. C. (Eds): The Quaternary of Central Germany (Thuringia & Surroundings), Field Guide. – 9-29; Quaternary Research Association, London.

LITT, T., BRAUER, A., GOSLAR, T., MERKT, J., BALAGA, K., MÜLLER, H., RALSKA-JASIEWICZOWA, M., STEBICH, M. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (2001): Correlation and synchronisation of Lateglacial continental sequences in northern central Europe based on annually-laminated lacustrine Sediments. – Quaternary Science Reviews 20 (11): 1233-1240 |

BRAUER, A., ENDRES, C., GÜNTER, C., LITT, T., STEBICH, M. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (1999): High resolution Sediment and Vegetation responses to Younger Dryas climate change in varved lake Sediments from Meerfelder Maar, Germany. – Quaternary Science Reviews 18 (3): 321-329 |

LITT, T., BRAUER, A., GOSLAR, T., MERKT, J., BALAGA, K., MÜLLER, H., RALSKA-JASIEWICZOWA, M., STEBICH, M. & NEGENDANK, J. F. W. (1999): Correlation and Synchronisation of Lateglacial continental sequences in northern central Europe based on varved limnic Sediments. – Terra Nostra 1999 (10): 58-63.

LITT, T. & STEBICH, M. (1999): Bio- and chronostratigraphy of the Lateglacial in the Eifel region, Germany. – Quaternary International 61: 5-16 |

STEBICH, M. (1999): Palynologische Untersuchungen zur Vegetationsgeschichte des Weichsel-Spätglazial und Frühholozän an jährlich geschichteten Sedimenten des Meerfelder Maares (Eifel). – Dissertationes Botanicae 320: 1-127.

LITT, T., STEBICH, M. & BRAUER, A. (1998): Bio- and chronostratigraphy of the Lateglacial in the Eitel region based on varved Sediments. - Terra Nostra 1998 (6): 82-88; Berlin.

LITT, T., FRÜCHTL, M., KUBITZ, B. & STEBICH, M. (1997): Jungquartäre Floren in den Eifelmaaren. - In: Exkursionsführer 67. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft. – Terra Nostra 1997 (7): 54-62.

LITT, T., FRÜCHTL, M., KUBITZ, B. & STEBICH, M. (1997): Palaeobotanical investigations. – Terra Nostra 1997 (8): 25-29.

STEBICH, M. & LITT, T. (1997): Das Georgenfelder Hochmoor - ein Archiv für Vegetations-, Siedlungs- und Bergbaugeschichte. – Leipziger Geowissenschaften 5: 209-216.

Populärwissenschaftliche Beiträge:

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen


KIENAST, F., KAHLKE, R.-D., KEILER, J.-A., STEBICH, M. & WILDE, V. (2012): Weimarer quartärbotanische Sammlungen in neuem Domizil. – Senckenberg - natur • forschung • museum 142 (9/10): 324-327; Frankfurt a. M.

KAHLKE, R.-D., KIENAST, F., MAUL, L. C. & STEBICH, M. (2009): Neuaufstellung der quartärpaläontologischen Sammlungen. – Natur und Museum 139 (5/6): 196-201.

STEBICH, M. (2002): Armleuchteralgen - filigrane Gesteinsbildner in Karstgewässern. -- Natur und Museum 132 (6): 220-221.


Curriculum vitae 


geboren in Großenhain


Studium der Biologie mit den Schwerpunkten Spezielle Botanik, Pflanzenphysiologie, Ökologie und Geologie an der Universität Leipzig


Diplomarbeit (Thema: Beiträge zur Vegetationsgeschichte des Georgenfelder Hochmoores)


wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Promotionsstudium am Institut für Paläontologie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, angestellt im Rahmen des Schwerpunktprogrammes der DFG „Wandel der Geo-Biosphäre"


Promotion (Thema: Palynologische Untersuchungen zur Vegetationsgeschichte des Weichsel-Spätglazial und Frühholozän an jährlich geschichteten Sedimenten des Meerfelder Maares (Eifel))

seit 2000

Leiterin der Sektion Quartäre Mikrofloren an der Senckenberg Forschungsstation für Quartärpaläontologie in Weimar